British artist Marcus Levine creates stunning pictures with nail art
TORONTO – An UK artist has really nailed it with these unusual works of art.
At first glance they appear to be intricate drawings, but the images are actually made using a hammer and thousands of nails.
Starting in 2004, over the last decade, 48-year-old Marcus Levine has perfected his technique.
As expected, the process requires time and patience.
It can take between three days and two months to complete one 3D hammered masterpieces and can require anything from 15,000 to 50,000 plus nails.
For his finer and more highly detailed pieces of work, according to his personal site, Levine says he uses three different nail sizes.
Levine says he doesn’t sketch anything out beforehand and completes everything freehand and says light plays an integral role in his work, as “from morning sun to evening sun the shadows across the sculptures can appear as light as a pencil or as dark as a charcoal still life.”
All photos courtesy of Jonathan Pow/AP Photos
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